Driver sought after woman killed in Clayton County hit-and-run

Witnesses told police the car slowed down after hitting the pedestrian but fled the scene shortly after.

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Witnesses told police the car slowed down after hitting the pedestrian but fled the scene shortly after.

Clayton County police are looking for a black Dodge Charger with front-end damage after a woman was hit and killed on a busy road Friday morning.

The unidentified woman was struck about 5:30 a.m. in the area of Ga. 138 and Tara Boulevard, according to police. The driver who hit her was not at the scene when police arrived.

“Witnesses advised that the car was more than likely a newer model black in color Dodge Charger,” police spokesman Lt. Kevin Hughes said in a news release. “Investigators advised that the car should have damage to the front right side.”

Witnesses told police the Charger slowed down after hitting the pedestrian but fled the scene shortly after.

The westbound lanes of Ga. 138 were shut down for a time Friday while an investigation was underway, according to Clayton County police.

It is at least the second pedestrian fatality Clayton County police have worked this week, according to the county’s sheriff’s office. A person was struck and killed Wednesday night on Mt. Zion Road between Ga. 138 and Fielder Road, the sheriff’s office said in a traffic advisory.

No further details about that incident have been released.

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